Macel Reid

15 May 1886–20 August 1974 (Age 88)
New Carlisle, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Macel

When Macel Reid was born on 15 May 1886, in New Carlisle, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, her father, Marcellus Reid, was 30 and her mother, Indiana Campbell, was 23. She married Arthur T. Cook on 2 May 1909. She lived in Onsted, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Adrian, Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 20 August 1974, in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Maple Shade Cemetery, Onsted, Lenawee, Michigan, United States.

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Arthur T. Cook
Macel Reid
Marriage: 2 May 1909

Spouse and Children

2 May 1909
St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA

Parents and Siblings

    Marcellus Reid


    Indiana Campbell




World Events (8)

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 1

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Older Scots reid ‘red’. 2. topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing, from Old English rȳd ‘woodland clearing’. Compare English Read .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Macel Cook in household of Arthur T Cook, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Massel Cook in household of Arthur Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Macel Cook in household of Forest M Cook, "United States Census, 1940"

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